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Paramemetic
Sep 29, 2003







Fallen Rib

I'm in the US using Kindle Direct and createspace. I'm staying on top of my reports and such but this will be my first year coming up so should I expect a 1099 MISC (Royalties) from both of those or is it up to me to report like a contractor?

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Paramemetic
Sep 29, 2003







Fallen Rib

Gotcha. What I'm hearing is "report based off my own calculations and revise later if necessary."

As for the professional author thing, I'm technically for these purposes a single owner LLC, so I don't have to explain much at all in terms of income but I do have to acknowledge what income comes from the LLC and which comes from me personally despite federally both being the same.

Long story short I have an accountant for the details but I usually do taxes in January so I'm just trying to know what to expect. Thanks for the heads up all.

Paramemetic
Sep 29, 2003







Fallen Rib

I think you'd need to cite the reviewer and not the website it's on. They'll do you up for misrepresenting an endorsement.

Paramemetic
Sep 29, 2003







Fallen Rib

I was recently approached by an audiobook publisher with a reasonable offer for audio rights I'm not using, however, they require that any ebook I have published have text to speech disabled. I have my book on KDP which of course naturally does this. I've emailed KDP and they suggest I need to reupload as a non-reflowable document.

I assume this means like... Formatting an ebook in a fixed format? This sounds horribly onerous.

Any advice on how to either accomplish this or get text to speech disabled on Kindle ebooks?

Paramemetic
Sep 29, 2003







Fallen Rib

As an update, I reached out to the audiobook publisher about Amazon making this difficult ("you can't disable it except by resubmitting as non-reflowable") and they were willing to remove the clause from the contract rather than try to fight Amazon about it, even though they were involved in the lawsuits. So it worked out, but yeah.

The tts argument for accessibility makes sense to me, but I can also understand how that infringes on my audio rights and my ability to sell those rights. I ultimately want people to be able to listen to my book, but there's a valid copyright argument to be made.

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